This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
I'm often bemused by the desperate attempts of unschooled journalists on the BBC to pronounce foreign names. My favorite example is Dmitri Medvedev. Fortunately, the good folks at Wikipedia have given us a recording of a native Russian pronouncing his name. A careful listener will note that his last name is not pronounced Med-ved-yev, Med-vye-dev, or even Med-vyed-yev. Indeed, there is no "i" or "y" in his last name, yet one or more of these bogus pronunciations has been employed by several BBC reporters.
John Cleese, whether you agree with him or not, is a very funny man. Now he pokes fun at the likes of Richard Dawkins.
So says Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council. (See "Researchers Dismissing Abortion-Depression Link Funded by Planned Parenthood.")
"Now weeks away from the dawning of the Obama Administration, the parade of junk science has begun in hopes of substantiating the new President's anti-life agenda," he said.
As a qualified expert in statistics, I know full well that an isolated instance does not prove a result. Nevertheless, the cases turning up on the Internet displaying gross malfeasance of Planned Parenthood employees strongly suggest a major probe is in order. The following video of a PP nurse coaching a 13-year-old to lie about how she got pregnant, and then coaching her how to avoid letting her parents know about the statutory rape, the pregnancy and the abortion, is a case in point. (My thanks to Creative Minority Report for the link. See "Shock Video: Planned Parenthood Covers Up Rape.")